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4735Re: head bolts loose/oil and coolant leak?

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  • bimmernutjob
    Oct 13, 2006

      which car, year , miles ?
      wet plugs might indicate different sort of problems
      some of members are mechanics
      figure out who and direct your concerns

      --- In bmwe28@..., "doug dykaar" <ddykaar@r...> wrote:
      > OK, the weeping appears to be coming from the head/block at the back and on
      > the intake side, where its been invisible. I changed the heater hoses there
      > (and moved them off the block), so now I can see where its weeping from.
      > I thought the head gasket would last forever? What happened to these engines
      > doing 300k miles?
      > So, do the head bolts back off? Many other bolts on this car have, so I'm
      > wondering if it might not be the head gasket. I guess I need to look at the
      > plugs to see if they're wet. I could pull the valve cover and re-tourque the
      > head bolts (check the valve clearances while I'm in there).
      > Anybody loctite the head bolts?
      > Regards,
      > doug
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